Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment
Knitting night Thursdays 7-9
Contact us for details.
Never Enough Wool
Barb and I
would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Spring – or
summer, or winter – whichever the weather happens to be at the moment. I can’t believe how crazy it’s been. For once, I’m not hoping for snow; I’m so
ready to be out mountain biking that it isn’t even funny.
everyone completed their spring cleaning?
Did you remember to “toss your stash?”
This means simply browsing through your yarn collection, looking for
tell-tale signs of a moth infestation – casings, either full or empty,
droppings, frayed bits of wool. Moths
detest being disturbed and I’ve found that regularly tossing the stash is the
best preventive there is.
Barb and I
have been meeting with sales representatives to peruse the newest yarns for
fall and winter. There are some good
ones out there. In addition, we’re
looking at new patterns and ideas. We
aren’t going to say anything right now – but we have had fun. Keep dropping by to see what we’ve ordered
totally different note, we have a nice lady who called in to advise that she is
the owner of a Singer double-bed knitting machine, complete with manuals. She has decided that she needs to sell this
machine, so the first $250 or best offer will take it! (By the way, this is a machine with which I
am familiar, and would be available for lessons.)
we will be Knitting in Public this year.
We have scheduled the Scugog Memorial Library for Sunday, June 9,
beginning at 3:00 pm. We are planning a
nice pot-luck dinner and we must be out the door by 5:00 pm. If the weather is warm, we could adjourn to
Palmer Park for more companionship.
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
Socks – May is the month for socks. This time we’ll be knitting from the top
down to the toes, coaching you through the heel turn. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm or 7-9:00 pm, beginning May
7. Cost is $20, plus materials.
UP – June will see
us making socks from the toes up, and tossing in a nice pattern as well for
those folks who are interested.
Beginning June 4, at either 1-3:00 pm or 7-9:00 pm, and continuing until your socks are
completed. Cost is $20, plus
Summer School –
Slipstream Sock Knitalong – Have you seen this pattern in the Knitty
Spring/Summer 2013 issue? (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss13/PATTslipstream.php)
For those of us who love textured
knitting and socks, these are THE project for the summer. There are enough folks interested in this
pattern that we will be working on it as our summer project. The month of July, actually. Print out your pattern and drop by to select
your wool. It’s going to be fun!
American Aran Afghan – This project will be meeting on
the third Sunday of the month, beginning August 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The square will be started at that time, and
help will be available on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 am. You will require approximately 20 skeins of
wool or yarn (we suggest either Canadiana or Classic Wool) as well as the
book. Knitters are welcome to jump in
any time, especially if they are interested in only making a smaller afghan or
Mittens – Beginning
August 6 and continuing through the month, we will be teaching and making
Entrelac Mittens. This pattern is
perfect for long repeat colour-ways (Noro and Monsoon) and makes absolutely
beautiful mittens. Cost is $20 plus
Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon,
from 1 until
3. Bring your
latest project and join
us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2
until 4. What
better way to spend a Saturday
afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some
Night: Every Thursday, from 7
until 9. Although
it’s called Knitting Night,
crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.
There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy
goodies for all.